Fire Erupts at Famous Njuguna's Nyama Choma Joint [VIDEO]

The popular Njuguna’s Nyama Choma joint in Westlands, Nairobi County caught fire on Thursday, February 13, leading to damages of an unknown value.

Videos and photos shared widely on social media platforms, shows a section of the joint located along Waiyaki Way engulfed by fire in the mid-morning incident.

Employees at the restaurant bravely fought the blaze as they awaited the intervention of the county fire brigade.

Firefighters from the Nairobi County fire department responded promptly and managed to put out the blaze before it caused further damage. 

The popular joint is known for its nyama choma that continually attracts customers from different parts of the city.

Njuguna's also prides itself as one of the earliest choma joints in Nairobi that has been able to maintain its standards.

According to a report by the Daily Nation in August 2015, the joint was founded by the late Joseph Njuguna Macharia about 30 years ago with an objective of bringing taste to city dwellers.

Njuguna, who later passed on in August 2015 remodelled an early 20th Century stone building along Nairobi’s Waiyaki Way when the road was known as Salisbury Way to serve as a canteen for the Westlands community and families in the neighbouring military camp.

Among leaders who used to enjoy meals at the joint include ODM Party leader Raila Odinga and former president Mwai Kibaki.

Njugunas also acted as a meeting point for various persons who would pay for conducting the meetings.

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